Panasonic CF-R9: Intel Core i7 CPU squeezed into 10.4” netbook

January 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Panasonic CF-R9Panasonic has announced a new line-up of “Let’s Go” notebooks and amongst them is a netbook sporting the new Intel Core i7 processor. Panasonic has managed to fit a 1.06GHz Intel Core i7-650UM processor into its R9 series that boasts a 10.4-inch (1024 x 768) display.

This processor benefits from Intel’s Turbo boost technology that allows the speed to flex up to 2.13GHz depending on usage. It manages to include this in a chassis weighing just 0.93kg, whilst also bundling a 3100mAh battery rated to last for 7.5 hours. It features 2GB RAM (max 4GB), 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Professional 32-bit.

The Panasonic CF-R9 series launches on the 17th February. The CF-R9JWACDR is expected to cost around 180,000Yen (£1,236, €1,409, $1,995) and the model with Office (CF-R9JWANDR) will cost 210,000Yen. Not cheap then, but with those kind of specs it’s not surprising. Now only if they sorted out the design, it could be that much more of a compelling purchase. Check out the full specs after the jump.

Panasonic CF-R9JWACDR Technical Specifications:

  • OS: Windows 7 Professional 32
  • Processor: Core TM i7-620UM
    Intel ® Smart Cache 4MB ※ 3, operating frequency 1.06GHz,
    2.13GHz Intel ® Turbo boost use of technology at up to 2.13GHz
  • Chipset: Mobile Intel ® QM57 Express Chipset
  • Main memory: Standard 2GB DDR3 SDRAM (slot 1) / Up to 4GB
  • Video Memory: If you expand the memory up to 763MB 2GB is 1563MB (shared with main memory)
  • Hard Drive: 250GB (Serial ATA) ※ capacity of about 12GB left the recovery area, about 300MB used as the system area (disabled users)
  • Display: 10.4-inch TFT color LCD XGA (1024 × 768 dots)
    External resolution: 800 × 600,1024 × 768
  • Wireless: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200
    WLAN: IEEE802.11a (W52/W53/W56) / b / g / n compliant
    LAN: 1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T
  • Sound: PCM sound (24-bit stereo), Intel ® High Definition Audio compliant
    Mono speaker
  • Card slot: PC Card (TYPEII) × 1 slot (CardBus compatible, current allowable 3.3V: 400Ma, 5V: 400mA)
    × 1 SD memory card slot (SDHC Memory Card / support copyright protection technology)
  • Memory: Dedicated DDR3 204-pin SO-DIMM slot × 1 (1.5V/PC3-6400/DDR3 SDRAM)
  • I/O: RJ45
    Mini D-Dub
  • Keyboard: 85 compliant OADG key, key pitch of 17mm (horizontal) / 14.3mm (vertical) (except for some keys)
    Wheel pad
  • Battery: Battery life of 7.5 hours
    Charging time: 3.5 hours (power OFF), About 5 hours (Power ON)
  • Dimensions: Width 229mm × depth 187mm × height 29.4mm/42.5mm (front / rear)
  • Weight: PC unit: about 0.93kg (Included battery pack (about 0.22kg) when mounted)